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Last year for full ride at Antioch
 Antioch College will offer its last full-ride scholarships to students in the incoming class of 2014 — the fourth and final class that will get a free education as they help rebuild the liberal arts school. Every student earns full tuition for their four years on campus through the Horace Mann Fellowship, a reward for helping to guide...

5:05 AM Monday, Dec. 02, 2013

Antioch College will offer its last full-ride scholarships to students in the incoming class of 2014 — the fourth and final class that will get a free education as they help rebuild the liberal arts school. Every student earns full tuition for their four years on campus through the Horace Mann Fellowship, a reward for helping to guide...
Colleges reach out to foster youth
 Kurt Holden enrolled at Wright State University just to have a place to live after he aged out of the foster care system. The statistics were against him — more than one in five emancipated foster care youth will become homeless after 18, half will be unemployed at age 24 and fewer than 3 percent will earn a college degree by 25, according...

5:05 AM Monday, Dec. 02, 2013

Kurt Holden enrolled at Wright State University just to have a place to live after he aged out of the foster care system. The statistics were against him — more than one in five emancipated foster care youth will become homeless after 18, half will be unemployed at age 24 and fewer than 3 percent will earn a college degree by 25, according...
Sinclair invests $100K in programs serving high schoolers

3:45 AM Sunday, Dec. 01, 2013

Sinclair Community College has invested an extra $100,000 in its dual credit programs that allow some students to earn college credit without leaving their high schools. This fall, 538 students are enrolled in in-person or online Sinclair classes offered at 16 high schools. That is a dramatic increase from last fall, when 77 students were...
More students switch to online schools to escape bullies
 Krista Hooten saw “terror” in her daughter’s eyes as they started back-to-school shopping for seventh grade. Her daughter, Kelsey, had been bullied the previous year. It started emotionally: other girls called her ugly and spread rumors about her. But it quickly turned physical: they pulled her hair on the bus and shoved...

3:05 AM Sunday, Dec. 01, 2013

Krista Hooten saw “terror” in her daughter’s eyes as they started back-to-school shopping for seventh grade. Her daughter, Kelsey, had been bullied the previous year. It started emotionally: other girls called her ugly and spread rumors about her. But it quickly turned physical: they pulled her hair on the bus and shoved...
Pilot program helps UD students navigate college

3:08 AM Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013

The University of Dayton is helping students prepare for college with a pilot program trying a new idea: “microscholarships.” Eligible students can earn scholarship money for good choices they make to set themselves up for success in college. It could be $100 for attending a college fair. Or $500 for earning an A in class. Or...
Debate rages over hazing incident at Wilmington College

3:03 AM Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013

Wilmington College suspended Gamma Phi Gamma after learning about an alleged hazing incident that sent a prospective pledge to the hospital for surgery. Here are some facts about the fraternity: A fraternity at Wilmington College is under a criminal investigation after a pledge lost a testicle during a Halloween eve initiation ritual that...
$12M renovation planned for UD chapel
 Chapel renovations plans include to: The Immaculate Conception Chapel at the University of Dayton, a centerpiece of the campus that was built in 1869, will undergo a $12 million renovation that will keep its iconic cupola and look, but add more function and warmth. Plans, which have not been finalized, now call for an addition to be constructed...

5:00 AM Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013

Chapel renovations plans include to: The Immaculate Conception Chapel at the University of Dayton, a centerpiece of the campus that was built in 1869, will undergo a $12 million renovation that will keep its iconic cupola and look, but add more function and warmth. Plans, which have not been finalized, now call for an addition to be constructed...
WSU holds free Thanksgiving dinner for students

2:26 AM Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013

Wright State University will hold a Thanksgiving dinner today for its students who can’t travel home for the holiday. The university hosted the free meal for the first time last year, when the switch to a semester calendar shortened Thanksgiving break to just a few days instead of six weeks. That change left international students,...
More international students chose Ohio
 Ohio was a top choice for international college students last year, keeping its spot as eighth in the nation for the number foreigners studying on campuses statewide. Ohio nabbed 28,400 of the 819,600 international students enrolled in U.S. colleges and universities, according to the latest “Open Doors” report from the Institute...

2:50 AM Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013

Ohio was a top choice for international college students last year, keeping its spot as eighth in the nation for the number foreigners studying on campuses statewide. Ohio nabbed 28,400 of the 819,600 international students enrolled in U.S. colleges and universities, according to the latest “Open Doors” report from the Institute...
Sinclair mathematician nabs 2013 U.S. Professor of the Year honor
 Sinclair Community College’s Bob Chaney was named 2013 U.S. Professor of the Year for his work helping students overcome their fears of math. Chaney was recognized as a “visionary instructor” for the way he teaches — making sure math is not just an abstract problem to solve for students by using hands-on activities...

1:32 AM Friday, Nov. 15, 2013

Sinclair Community College’s Bob Chaney was named 2013 U.S. Professor of the Year for his work helping students overcome their fears of math. Chaney was recognized as a “visionary instructor” for the way he teaches — making sure math is not just an abstract problem to solve for students by using hands-on activities...
UD alumnus returns to campus for talk
 University of Dayton alumnus Peter McGrath traveled around the world 10 million miles as an executive with J.C. Penny during his nearly 40-year career with the retailer. He visited the places apparel was made. He went to very poor countries. And now he is doing something about the poverty and human rights violations he saw. “When you...

1:25 AM Friday, Nov. 15, 2013

University of Dayton alumnus Peter McGrath traveled around the world 10 million miles as an executive with J.C. Penny during his nearly 40-year career with the retailer. He visited the places apparel was made. He went to very poor countries. And now he is doing something about the poverty and human rights violations he saw. “When you...
Richard Allen gains accreditation; fights auditor

4:29 AM Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013

Richard Allen Schools — the Dayton charter that is suing the state over allegations it misspent or misplaced $2.2 million of taxpayer dollars — announced on Wednesday it won national accreditation from AdvancED, a private nonprofit. The accreditation of is a “mark of quality” recognized around the globe, said Carolyn...
Local woman loses mom in Typhoon

5:05 AM Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013

Villa Hamilton said it will be “heartbreaking” to return to her Typhoon-battered childhood home for the first time in six years for her mother’s funeral. Hamilton learned on Sunday that her 86-year-old mother, Mariana Bernal, died after the storm — one of the strongest in record history — hit landfall in the...
Wilberforce U. to honor retiring president

3:07 AM Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013

Wilberforce University will hold a special event today to honor retiring President Patricia Lofton Hardaway. The 11 a.m. convocation, to be held at the Alumni Multiplex, will recognize Hardaway’s four years of service as 19th president of the nation’s oldest historically black university, Wilberforce announced. Hardaway&rsquo...
Sinclair expands its prison program to fill gap left by others
 Harry Krouskoupf could not spell his own name when he was locked behind bars for the fifth time in 2011. The eighth-grade dropout, now 45, had never been able to fill out a job application, read a newspaper or even order off a restaurant menu. For much of his entire adult life, he’s been on the wrong side of Ohio’s 39.6 percent...

5:05 AM Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013

Harry Krouskoupf could not spell his own name when he was locked behind bars for the fifth time in 2011. The eighth-grade dropout, now 45, had never been able to fill out a job application, read a newspaper or even order off a restaurant menu. For much of his entire adult life, he’s been on the wrong side of Ohio’s 39.6 percent...
Greene Co. battle could have “unintended consequences” state says

2:16 AM Thursday, Nov. 07, 2013

The state has asked Sinclair and Clark State community colleges to halt plans they have to expand their presences in Beavercreek until the two can resolve their turf battle over the area. The presidents of both public colleges were warned last week that their dispute threatens to have “unintended consequences” not only for the...
Central State wins extended accreditation

2:36 AM Wednesday, Nov. 06, 2013

Central State University will be fully accredited for the next decade by the Higher Learning Commission, following a regular review of historically black school’s status this year. The reaffirmation decision shows that the public university “is continuously providing quality, collegiate experiences for students and is maintaining...
3 students hospitalized for cold meds
 Three Horizon Science Academy students were hospitalized Tuesday after taking over-the-counter cold medication, including one female student who may have taken 12 capsules, said Maj. Daryl Wilson of the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office. Wilson said deputies are “looking at now how they even got the medicine.” A male student...

8:04 PM Tuesday, Nov. 05, 2013

Three Horizon Science Academy students were hospitalized Tuesday after taking over-the-counter cold medication, including one female student who may have taken 12 capsules, said Maj. Daryl Wilson of the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office. Wilson said deputies are “looking at now how they even got the medicine.” A male student...
Uphoff released from jail, but will be monitored, judge rules
 Noted educator James Uphoff exercised “abysmal judgement” when he allegedly drove to his son’s vacant home and disposed of explicit materials in an alley trash can, U.S. District Judge Walter H. Rice said on Monday. Rice ordered Uphoff, who pleaded guilty last month to one federal count of possession of child pornography...

10:15 PM Monday, Nov. 04, 2013

Noted educator James Uphoff exercised “abysmal judgement” when he allegedly drove to his son’s vacant home and disposed of explicit materials in an alley trash can, U.S. District Judge Walter H. Rice said on Monday. Rice ordered Uphoff, who pleaded guilty last month to one federal count of possession of child pornography...
State asks Sinclair and Clark State to resolve turf issue

5:05 AM Monday, Nov. 04, 2013

State leaders hope Sinclair and Clark State community colleges can resolve, on their own, a turf battle over Greene County — where they both want to offer workforce training to employers in the defense industry. Sinclair recently announced its intention to open a “corporate college” in Beavercreek that will offer non-credit...
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